Sunday, June 8, 2014
My Favorite Pasta Salad Recipe, Black Olive Italian Pasta Salad
Soon it will be officially summer, and it's time for all those delicious summer side dishes. Pasta salads, roasted corn, and macaroni and cheese are just some of my favorite foods to pair with grilled meat.
I like making a double batch of this delicious, and simple pasta salad. I can eat it for lunch, or serve it with dinner during the week.
Either way, I hope it's as big a hit with your family as it is mine!
Recipe for Black Olive Italian Pasta Salad
3 cups multi-color rotini pasta, cooked and drained
1 cup black olives, sliced
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons pesto
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
1cup Italian salad dressing
salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a large bowl, toss well to combine. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight to bring out flavors.